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Vegas standout climbing the charts

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There is no question that running back/safety Tim Johnson (6-2, 210, 4.4) from Las Vegas (Nev.) Del Sol is one of the Silver State's best prospects for the class of 2007.
Few players have Johnson's size and speed. He also ran track as a sophomore and competed in the 100-meter, 200-meter, the 4x100 and 4x200.
According to Johnson his fastest time in the 100 is a 10.3 and he took second on the state during his sophomore year in the 200.
Johnson didn't run track as a junior because he wanted to concentrate on football.
In only four games as a running back, Johnson rushed for 1,081 yards and 11 touchdowns. He started the year at outside linebacker where he was leading the state in sacks with 11 when he made the switch to offense in the seventh game of the season.
In his four games a running back, Johnson was impressive enough to garner all-league honors.
The scouting report on Johnson is he is the complete team player. Meaning he puts the team above personal achievement.
"I don't care if I don't run for many yards as long as the team is winning," Johnson said. "You play games to win."
Johnson is very competitive and will do whatever it takes to help his team win. He has a high motor and never takes a play off.
On the recruiting trail, Johnson has two known offers from UNLV and Arizona.
"My coach told me USC offered me," Johnson said. "Coach (Pete) Carroll's son Brennan Carroll told my coach that I have an offer from USC. This happened not too long ago."
Utah and Oklahoma are also showing recruiting interest in Johnson.
"I would prefer to away from home," Johnson said. "I've been living in Las Vegas a long time and would like to go away for school.
"UNLV is but at this time, I would really like to play away from home."
Johnson went to UNLV's football camp and he really stood out. So much so that he earned the camp's MVP award.
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